Glock to test on Thursday

Timo Glock has confirmed that he will be testing for Toyota at this Thursday s test session at Jerez. The Toyota driver was involved in a heavy smash over the weekend when the rear suspension looked to fail on his car at the final corner, just before the start-finish straight. The German careered across the track and crashed into the pit wall.

“I am fine,” Glock confirmed. “I spent Sunday night in the hospital but only so the doctors could complete their checks. They ran x-rays and an MRI scan and found no problems at all so I went home on Monday morning for some rest and more checks with my doctor.

“It was a really hard impact and my back hurt immediately after I got out of the car but now it is fine. Actually, it looked worse on TV than it really was. Physically I feel absolutely fine so I am looking forward to getting back in the car on Thursday. We will be preparing for the Hungarian Grand Prix so it is an important test and I am pleased I can contribute.

“Then of course I will be racing in Hungary where I expect the same strong performance level and hopefully a points finish.

“I was running well and looking set for the points but I ran a little wide on the last corner of lap 35. That wasn’t a major problem because most cars were doing that at some stage in the race but I just felt the back of the car go.

“I tried to catch it but I was not able to. I had no control at that point and was just a passenger. When I saw it later on TV I could see something broke in the right rear suspension.”

Toyota have looked into the failure and believe that it was something to do with the right rear toelink and trackrod.

“After studying data from the car, it has been determined that there were no exceptional circumstances immediately before the incident and Timo running wide at the last corner on that lap was not the cause,” the team explained.

“The team is now conducting a thorough analysis of the loading data from earlier in the race to determine if an event occurred which caused this. All available evidence is being studied to find the cause.”

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